Collaborations, drawing and collage, News, Paper Making, Printmaking

Diptych

The Diptych Project is a collaboration between selected MA print artists and artists associated with Spike Print studio in Bristol. The diptych is a piece of art made up of two parts like a triptych but with only two parts to complete it. They have often been associated as a traveling altar and in many cases will have a hinge in the middle so they can close like a book.

The choice of artists was drawn out of a hat and I am working with the very talented Maxine Relton, Spike Print associate and RWA affiliate. We have decided to creatively destroy and adapt each others work using the postal service we have started to send eight small pieces back and forth and working on top of what the other has added.

We are working with themes of history and transformation as we both had a common interest in the way narrative can be held in a wall through the effect of time and the continuation of  applied surfaces and destroyed surface. That every space has a life, and story of it’s own.

The pieces are small however, at each stage we are scanning them in at a very high resolution and the final work will be enlarged with the use of high quality ink jet printer. These will be editioned in either digital or hand printed methods.

The Project is very exiting and has been a great chance to experiment with collage and printing and all finished work will be exhibited at Spike Island in December. Keep an eye out on these posts and see how the work develops and changes on the lead up to it’s deadline.

International, News, Paper Making

Haystack

I recently returned from Haystack Mountain School of Craft where I was lucky enough to have won a residency on the Paper making course. The fellowship is known as the Marlin Miller Fellowship and is there to promote International awareness of Haystack. It was such an amazing place and our Teacher Susan Warner Keene was not only one of the loveliest people to work with but she was an immense knowledge on paper. I have been introduced to an entirely new side of paper that is really exiting, the only problem is the extreme lack of suppliers in England there are . All the teachers were great Artists and I met so many really great, talented people. It’s different In America Fine crafts really mean something and they are really respected as a result there is a great appreciation for the arts and fine crafts. I will be posting a full report which I am currently in the process of writing but it’s quite large so when it’s finished I will post it on the Haystack: Marlin Miller Page.

In the Mean time Check out the Photos!

  I am Very Grateful.